Scanning data into Exel

mik1973

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I have some hard copy papers (containing figures which were produced in Exel) which i'd like to scan into my own exel work sheet. The problem i have is that the software which runs my scanner is pretty basic and will only let me save it as a word file or powerpoint application. Rather than type out all of the figures again, is there any way i can scan the document directly into exel (along with all the formatting) or via another application.
Cheers
Mick
 

Tun

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Sorry to have to state the obvious but it has to be asked.

Have you tried a cut and paste from word to excel?

If you have, what went wrong/why does it fail ?
 

mik1973

Well-known member
290 13
I can load the information into word without a problem- only trouble is that it doesn't retain the formatting- you can't manipulate the figures- you can only view them.
Mick
 

TheBramble

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Sounds like it's scanning into word as a bitmap. Not much use to you.

Have you checked out OCR software products? A quick Google produces a large selection.
 

mik1973

Well-known member
290 13
Hi Bramble
Thx for your reply- do you know of any free downloads which could help with this matter? I think your right about the bitmap- the information that has scanned into word is more like a picture or photo that has been scanned.
CheersMick
 
 
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